About Us Accreditation & Recognition Key Experts

Failure analysis, accident & fire investigation, traffic reconstruction, expert witness for UTC Clients:

Failure Analysis Services
Accident / Fire Investigation
Expert Witness Services

About Us

Universal Technology Centre (UTC) is a knowledge-based organisation, founded by a team of Chartered Engineers/ Professional engineers with multi-disciplines and accreditations as well as excellent proven track records in industrial services..

UTC accident expert and fire expert with extensive relevant experience were engaged by government agencies (MOM, SCDF, ESG, PUB), MNCs and insurance companies for investigating a number of high profile accident and fire cases, lecturing lecturing "Failure Investigation Analysis" course for RSAF & "Vehicle Fire Investigation" for LTA and testifying in court as accident expert witness, fire expert witness and traffic expert witness. UTC expert had been featured in Straits Times and MediaCorp TV programs for failure analysis and accident investigation.

UTC expert areas include:
  1. Failure analysis and forensic investigation services
  2. Forensic accident investigation and analysis services
  3. Traffic accident reconstruction
  4. Corrosion analysis/investigation and prevention
  5. Crane accident investigation and failure analysis
  6. Fatigue and fracture assessment
  7. Fire and explosion investigation services
  8. Expert witness services for technical litigtion and insurance claims
  9. Structural analysis and building design
  10. Condition assessment, inspection & quality improvement
  11. Industrial technical training courses.

UTC expert featured in MediaCorp TV programs for accident investigation

UTC’s technical competence, high quality reliable reports and cost-effective services in failure analysis, accident investigation, traffic accident reconstruction and fire investigation had been well recognised by many government agencies and industries including Ministry of Defence (Singapore), Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Land Transport Authority, Hyundai Engineering and Construction (Korea), Public Utilities Board (PUB), Enterprise Singapore (ex-SPRING, Singapore), Energy Market Authorty, Takenaka Corporation (Japan), SBS Transits DTL, ST Aerospace Engine, High Court, State Courts, MISG Insurance, China Taiping Insurance, Rajah & Tann (Lawyer Firm), WongPartnership (Lawyer Firm), YTL PowerSeraya, Universal Terminal (Oil and Gas), etc.

UTC is the accredited training organiser of Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), Professional Engineers Board (Singapore) and Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Continuing Professional Development Board. After attending UTC's accredited industrial technical training courses, fire safety managers (FSM), professional engineers (PE) and safety officers can be awarded CPD (FSM), PDU (PE) and SDU (SISO) for fulfilling their renewal requirements.

UTC experts with >35 years relevant experience provide high quality, reliable and cost effective failure analysis, accident investigation, forensic investigation, traffic accident reconstruction as well as fire investigation services to determine root causes and recommend counter measures to prevent failure/accident recurrance, and acting as expert witness testifying in Singapore Court to present scientific principles and facts & evidences for litigation or insurance claims or criminal judgement, and offering technical training courses to share knowledge and experience to industries and public.

Our key experts had provided failure analysis, accident investigation, traffic reconstruction and fire investigation services to regional countries and beyond, including Singapore, Malaysia, China, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korea, The Netherland, USA, Italy, etc.

Mission and vision


Focus on forensic investigation and analysis of high profile accidents and industrial failures, provide reliable and justified solutions in highly efficient and cost effective way to contribute to society safety and reliability of products and facilities.


To be one of the leading organisations and preferred industrial partners in specific service areas.

Your benefits with our strength

  • - Reliable results and solutions - UTC’s team consists of experts in multiple-disciplines with more than 35 years relevant experience.
  • - Cost saving – UTC experts directly work with clients, which significantly reduces the costs incurred by heavy overheads and administration, especially in those large organisations.
  • - Short turnaround time - UTC's decision makers are technical experts, no unnecessary administrative interruptions are involved in the works. UTC’s experts have abundant relevant experience and can solve issues fast.

UTC ensures our clients to receive most reliable results and solutions in more efficient and cost effective approach, therefore the issues can be solved fast and effectively. UTC’s reports can stand up in any occasions including technical litigation and court hearing.

To better serve our clients, UTC strategically allies with research institutes and accredited laboratories to leverage their expertise and advanced facilities.

UTC is committed to strive for excellence by creating values to our clients.

Management Profile

Executive Director
Dr YU Yonghe, George (于永和博士)

PhD in Material Science, NUS
M.Eng in Mechanical Engineering, NUS
M.Eng in Materials Sci & Eng, XJTU
Chartered Engineer registered in Engineering Council (UK)
Member, National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (USA)
ECM of The Institute of Materials (East Asia)
Member, National Association of Fire Investigators (USA)
Member, Society of Automotive Engineers (China)
Pressure Vessel Inspector, American Petroleum Institute
Technical assessor/expert, Singapore Accreditation Council

Dr YU has more than 35 years of industrial work and research experience related to failure analysis, accident investigation, traffic accident reconstruction, fire investigation, corroion engineering, condition assessment, quality improvement, facility assessment/ inspection, materials and structure evaluation as well as expert witness in litigation and insurance claims for various industrial sectors including aerospace, marine, electrical & electronic, petrochemicals, oil & gas, transportation, building & construction. Dr YU had worked in Singapore Productivity and Standards Board (PSB) and TUV SUD PSB for 18 years, and ever as Senior Principal Consultant and Asst Vice President in charge of operation of Failure Analysis Centre, besides Nanjing Automotive Research Institute and SGS-Thomson Microelectronics. Dr YU has been included in Who’s Who in the World since 2010 and The Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award 2018(Marquis Publication, USA), and featured in Top views of The Straits Times.

UTC accident investigation expert Dr George YU featured in Straits Times for investigation of MRT mass disruption on 7 July 2015

As Principal Investigator, Dr YU successfully led and completed more than 1000 projects including failure analysis, fire investigation and accident investigation on damages of roller coaster, major train / MRT disruptions/accidents (power supply, vehicles, rails), accidents of cranes, vehicle collisions, aerospace engine damages, CNG taxi (car) fire and explosions, automotive steering system failure, lift wire rope breakage, building cladding (ACP) fire, landing gear failure, hovercraft accidents, failures in gas and steam turbines, notebook computer burning, failures in jack-up rigs, H2 release in huge batteries of Submarine, pipeline corrosion in Jack-up rig, failures of PCB, PCBA, LCD and IC, damages in power generators, heat exchanger burst and oil pipe leakage, power cable damages, transformer fire, explosion of power distribution system, failures and accidents in building and structures etc.

As lead author, Dr YU published dozens of technical papers in referred international journals and conferences.
Dr YU had been engaged in many technical litigations and testified in Courts as expert witness. He was ever engaged by Ministry of Transportation (MOT) and Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) for forensic investigation and failure analysis on major disruptions of Mass Rapid Transit(MRT) and testified in public hearing as key expert witness.
Dr YU correctly determined the root cause(s) of massive MRT breakdowns on July 7, 2015, just days after the incidents. His views on failure analysis and accident investigation on this massive breakdowns were later published on Top of views of (A4) in The Straits Times on July 30, 2015, which coincided with the findings and conclusions made by overseas expert team who took more than three weeks after the incidents.
Dr YU had featured in Mediacorp TV programs on accident investigations.

Click here to download Dr YU's CV.